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Looking Together at Student Work

Tina Blythe David Allen Barbara Schieffelin Powell

96 pages
Teachers College Press
This updated third edition provides teachers and administrators with strategies and resources for examining and discussing student work, such as essays, math problems, projects, artwork, and more. The authors describe two ways of looking together at student work—The Tuning Protocol and The Collaborative Assessment Conference—including how to choose work to present and examples of groups using each protocol. This new edition also offers suggestions for addressing some of the key challenges that emerge when groups first begin to share and discuss student work, as well as guidance for using protocols once groups have progressed beyond the initial stages. This book will be useful to teachers, administrators, teacher educators, coaches, and others who are involved in the work of improving teaching and learning for all students. New for the Third Edition: The addition of The Microlab Protocol, a relatively quick and easy way to introduce groups to protocol-guided conversation. Facilitation strategies and more detailed notes for presenters about how to select work and prepare for their roles. Updated examples and a new case focused on a school's use of protocols to develop teachers' understanding and application of the Common Core State Standards. Current research on the effectiveness of practices that involve the collaborative examination of student work.
Author Bio
Tina Blythe develops and facilitates online professional development courses for Harvard Project Zero and consults for schools, districts, and organizations both nationally and internationally. David Allen is an assistant professor at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Barbara Schieffelin Powell is a national and international educational consultant in curriculum development, teacher education, and evaluation.